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US EPA Administrator to Deliver Remarks at George Mason University’s Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

Release Date: 06/25/2014
Contact Information: press@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, June 26, 2014, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver remarks to 200 high school students participating in George Mason University’s Washington Youth Summit on the Environment program. Administrator McCarthy’s speech will focus on climate change with an emphasis on the Clean Power Plan proposal, a vital piece of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States.

The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment is an interactive program that provides high achieving high school students with an interest in environment, conservation and sustainability with a hands-on experience to explore careers in environmental science, conservation, policy, law and engineering. Students take an active role in the curriculum with behind-the-scenes explorations of facilities and laboratories at the Smithsonian and National Zoo, field visits, and activities with researchers and scientists.

WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

WHAT: Remarks at George Mason University’s Washington Youth Summit on the Environment

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014
11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Johnson Center Cinema
4400 University Drive
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030


Information on the Clean Power Plan: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards